SAXE Squash Club

2017/18 Season 

The New Canaan Saxe Middle School 5th and 6th grade Junior Squash clinics at Squash Alley are aimed at beginner and intermediate level players.  The program is co-ed and is designed to be the entry point for (New Canaan) Saxe Middle School squash team development plans, leading to the 7th and 8th grade competitive teams, and ultimately to the New Canaan High School competitive teams. We are striving to make our Junior squash program challenging and fun, to work with each child, and to develop strong and competitive squash players for life.
Our goal is to encourage each player to reach his or her potential in squash through instruction and to be prepared to compete in the game of squash while fostering an environment of teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship.
In conjunction with New Canaan Squash’s overall goals: The 5/6th grade Fall pre-season will mainly provide for a dynamic, professional development with the aim to accommodate those children who are new and interested in learning squash, as well as those who are returning Saxe players, and those wishing to further honing skills with other New Canaan’s squash program participants. Players will be well prepared for the Winter Season.
The 5th/6th grade Winter Season (end of November to March) will be a continuation of this Fall session. We will be adding and accommodating players that want to try some competitive experiences by participating in local tournaments and a friendly match or two. By the end of 6th grade, players will be well prepared to try out for the Saxe 7th and 8th grade teams. 

The players will be assessed by ability and experience, and coached accordingly. The Program’s fundamentals will include:

For new players:

+ Learning and improving on grip, swing, racket technique and skills 

+ Efficient movement and positioning

+ Stroke strengthening/effectiveness, general conditioning specific to squash movements

+ Informal match play to learn strategy and rules

+ Keeping the clinics fun and exciting while developing teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship

 

For experienced players:

+ Initial check of grip and swing

+ Improving on racquet technique and skills

+ Efficient movement and positioning

+ Develop and execute game strategy  

+ Rules, objectives, and following squash’s prevailing sportsmanship and etiquette

+ Participate in optional matches 

+ Prepare for optional bronze and/or silver tournament; start considering gaining US Squash ranking points

+ Refereeing matches

+ Prepare 6th graders for the 7/8th grade New Canaan squash program, including dedicated intro session with the 7th/8th teams at the end of the season

+ Keeping the clinics fun and exciting while developing teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship

Dates are now finalized for the first session of our 2017/18 Saxe squash season. Clinics will run Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's from 430pm - 530pm. 
You are required to choose and commit to 2 out of the 3 days but may choose all 3 days if you wish. 
Dates are as follows, 
September 
25th, 27th, 28th 
October 
2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 30th
November
1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th
The total cost of the New Canaan Saxe 5/6th grade Fall season is $640 on a 2 day basis per week, or $960 for 3 days per week*. Participants will receive a NC squash branded hoodie sweat shirt and t-shirt, which is included in the sign-up fee. Additional adult sizes can be ordered.
*If you book and pay before 06/30/17 there is a 10% discount. Paid-up participants can receive the members rate on private lessons $90 for 45 minutes instead of $100 (non members) per Program duration (Fall 2017).
Those of you who may be interested in summer camps, check out our offerings at our sister club Sportsplex in Stamford. 
http://www.sportsplex-ct.com/for-fitness/squash/squash-camps-4.

For more details on New Canaan Squash, please contact Liz at ebschmidt@optonline.net, or for more specifics on 5/6th grade Saxe squash, contact Martin at martinbakerloesser@gmail.com.   

 

To sign up please contact the club at 203-327-3131 or email squashalleystamford@gmail.com